Children learn about Deadwood's Irish roots

DEADWOOD, S.D. (KOTA TV) - In celebration of St. Patrick's Day there's a parade in Deadwood, specials at restaurants, and at the Days of '76 museum, activities for children.

Children from kindergarten to sixth grade could take part in the St. Patrick's Day Workshop. For two hours, they learned about Irish immigrants in the Black Hills and made different crafts. They made a Celtic knot, colored in patterns, and assembled a paper shamrock to have some fun while learning about Deadwood's history.

"What a great way to highlight some of the Irish immigrants that came to Deadwood and made it the city that it is today along with all the other immigrants that came along during the gold rush. So it was the perfect opportunity to have a really fun youth program where we got to do arts and crafts and learn about the Irish of Deadwood and learn about St. Patrick's Day as a whole," says Amanda Brown, education director at Deadwood History Incorporated.

The next workshop is scheduled for April 13 where children will get the opportunity to learn about mountain lions. If you'd like to reserve a spot for your child, you can visit the Deadwood History website.